ABRSM Percussion Grade 5

with Eddy Hackett

One of the most exciting London percussionists takes you through the ABRSM Grade 5 curriculum.

Prepare for your exam with Eddy's advice, insider tips& tricks and demonstrations on how it's done.

Instrument Percussion , Xylophone

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Course Length
39 lessons · 93m 44s

Eddy Hackett has performed as a percussionist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra (trial), Scottish Chamber Orchestra to name a few.

In this course, Eddy performs and analyses his favorite xylophone pieces from the ABRSM Grade 5 Percussion curriculum, showing you how to confidently and musically execute each piece, as well as relevant scales, arpeggios and sight reading.

Having studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, and now a teacher himself at the Trinity School of Music in London, Eddy has a wealth of experience to pass on to his students.

If you want additional 1-on-1 help, get in touch directly with Eddy by clicking on the tutoring button to the right.

The syllabus on which this publication is based is © copyright by The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music and is reproduced by permission of the copyright owner.

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Eddy Hackett

Eddy Hackett is a freelance percussionist dividing his time between orchestral, chamber music, session work and music education projects. He is the Chairman of the Young Advisors Committee at English National Opera and on the committee of the National Association of Percussion Teachers. Eddy is currently on trial for Principal Percussion with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Eddy has performed as Guest Principal Percussionist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, RTE Concert Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Eddy has played Principal Timpani with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra of India.
He also works with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Ballet, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie and Royal Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a session musician, he has recorded with the London Telefilmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra (including ‘The Hobbit’), Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and for adverts and West-End shows. As a member of the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble, he was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award. Eddy is often asked to play hand drums for orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia and Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.
Eddy has given masterclasses for the Universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen, Tokushima Bunri (Japan), City of Edinburgh Council, Katerina Gurska School of Music (Madrid) and Feldkirch Conservatoire. Eddy has been involved in music education projects with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Opera House and has lead projects with the TAK Theatre Liechtenstein. Eddy was percussion teacher at Francis Holland School NW1 and Trinity Laban’s pre-college department, Junior Trinity. He now teaches at the Qatar Music Academy.
Eddy received his BMus from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and his MMus from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, for which he received several scholarships and awards. As a student, he was a member of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, European Union Youth Orchestra and was the percussionist for the 2008 Southbank Sinfonia season.

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